The Bucket List for Cape Ann Granite

As the quarries deepened the grout bucket became the fastest way in and out of quarries, if you missed the end of day whistle, you would have to scramble the long slow path back up the wooden ladders and risk being late for your dinner.

A spare grout bucket was typically kept empty at quarry edge, ready to descend in the event of an accident.

This image is of Johnson’s Quarry 1960.

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